Magician disappears in river after Houdini trick

Magician disappears in river after Houdini trick

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Chanchal Lahiri passed by the stage identify Mandrake

An Indian magician, who attempted to recreate Harry Houdini’s infamous trick by leaping shackled into a river, is feared slow.

Chanchal Lahiri became supposed to flee and swim to safety but didn’t emerge from the Hooghly river in West Bengal hiss.

Spectators who had gathered to be taught about him make the leap on Sunday told the police, who hiss they are searching to receive him.

Mr Lahiri, is also called Mandrake, became lowered into the river from a ship.

He became shackled with six locks and a series as spectators on two boats watched him. Several other folks had also gathered by the shore and some stood on the landmark Howrah Bridge in Kolkata (beforehand Calcutta).

Police and a crew of divers canvassed the condo but as of Sunday evening local time, they had been unable to receive the magician. One officer told the Hindustan Cases newspaper that Mr Lahiri could now not be declared slow till the body became stumbled on.

Jayant Shaw, a photographer with a neighborhood newspaper, witnessed Mr Lahiri attempting the trick. He told the BBC that he spoke to him sooner than the magician started his act.

“I asked him why he risked his existence for magic,” Mr Shaw talked about. “He [Mr Lahiri] smiled and talked about, ‘If I plot it genuine, or now not it is magic. If I build a mistake, it becomes tragic.'”

The magician told him that he wanted to construct that trick in speak “to revive passion in magic”.

Right here is now not the first time that Mr Lahiri had attempted a unsafe underwater trick.

He became lowered into the identical river inner a pitcher field extra than two decades previously but had managed to flee to safety.

Mr Shaw had also witnessed Mr Lahiri’s outdated underwater trick.

“I by no manner notion he wouldn’t come out of the water this time,” he talked about.